Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Definition of Thriller

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 06 Feb 2009

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    "If the book had a plot and structure, we might suggest shortening and revisions, but it is so diffuse that I don't think this would be of any use. My chief objection is that you don't have any story to tell."

    --Rejection letter to William Faulkner reputedly from Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews And Rejections:
    (I don't own a copy to confirm).


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "jacquesdebierue" <>
    > The thought that William Faulkner might be considered unpublishable
    > today is scary. I was told that by someone who works at a big
    > publishing firm. It was not said jokingly.
    > Best,
    > mrt

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